Gender Feminine
Scripts Εὐλαλία(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. ew-LA-lya(Spanish) yoo-LAY-lee-ə(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Derived from Greek εὔλαλος (eulalos) meaning "sweetly-speaking", itself from εὖ (eu) meaning "good" and λαλέω (laleo) meaning "to talk". This was the name of an early 4th-century saint and martyr from Mérida in Spain. Another martyr by this name, living at the same time, is a patron saint of Barcelona. These two saints might be the same person.

Related Names

VariantsOlalla, Olaya(Spanish)
DiminutivesEula, Lalia(English)
Other Languages & CulturesOlaya(Asturian) Eulàlia, Laia(Catalan) Eulalie(French) Olalla(Galician) Eulália(Portuguese) Eulália(Slovak)
Same SpellingEulália, Eulàlia


People think this name is

classic   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   delicate   refined   strange   complex   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Austria: February 12
Denmark: February 12
Italy: February 12
Poland: February 12
Spain: February 12
Spain: December 10


Depiction of Saint Eulalia by Meister von Meßkirch (c. 1540)Depiction of Saint Eulalia by Meister von Meßkirch (c. 1540)


Sources & References

  1. Lexicon of Greek Personal Names, available from
Entry updated April 5, 2022